Well, the weatherman didn't disappoint this time! We got about 3 inches (which may seem like nothing to some, but trust me it's a lot here) and I had two happy boys here at our house! The RedHead and my Monkey went out sledding Friday night while it was still snowing and then again on Saturday morning. They had the best time! We live near a golf course with some great hills for sledding; I know they made some wonderful memories together! As for me, I went out and took the Bug for about 10 minutes Friday night, but that's just about all a baby can handle. So we cozied up inside and ate bowls of snowcream. It is my absolute favorite thing about snow!
Then Saturday night the RedHead and I went out to eat for our 6 year anniversary. We ate steak and lobster and had adult beverages and I didn't have to spoon feed anyone, or take anyone to the bathroom or wipe anyone's mouth and it was good (even if we did talk about them pretty much the whole time).
Sadly, the snow is pretty much all gone. Just slush and patches of ice...nothing to make snowcream with! But now we are getting ready for the big day. I'm pretty sure my shopping is done and I plan on making one more batch of party mix for the neighbors (and us to munch on) and of course, cookies for Santa. Then we can spend time with our families, celebrate the birth of Christ, and watch the wonder and joy on our babes' faces Christmas morning. Merry Christmas to you all!
Here's my party mix recipe...which is the best! I just dare you to make it. You'll be hooked!
This makes 2 9x13 pans.
Honey Nut Chex
Honey Nut Cheerios
Pretzels (sticks or twists, your choice)
21 oz can of Planters Deluxe Mixed Nuts (I like Deluxe b/c I always pick around the peanuts anyway)
Layer the above ingredients into the two pans and then drizzle the following mixture on top.
Melt together on the stovetop:
11 Tbls butter
6 Tbls Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Lawry's seasoning salt
After putting mixture on the cereal, stir to mix and then bake for 1 hour on 200 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy!!